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    Edward Said’s book Orientalism challenges a vast amount of scholars and their work on the Orient. Said discusses the knowledge and power, the separation of the West and East, and the obsession with the Orient. In his works he analyzes many scholars, political leaders, and military leaders justify his argument. Because Said’s work attacked years of scholarly work done by what he calls Orientalist, he received many criticisms, which would then tear apart his book just as he did. One of the larger points that Edward Said discussed was the idea of knowledge and power. In several points in his book Edward Said points out the knowledge gave the Imperial nation power over their conquest. This argument starts off with Said discussing Arthur James…

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    Orientalism, is a book by Edward Said in which was very influential and controversial in postcolonial studies. Said redefined the term “Orientalism.” He defined it as a constellation of untrue assumptions expressing how the western attitudes toward the East were romanticized. Said starts off his book with the fact that the Orient played a key role in the “construction” of European and American culture, “the Orient has helped to define Europe (or the west) as its contrasting image, idea,…

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    This book offers an explanation of Edward Said 's evaluation of contemporary society by stressing the religious/secular division. Hart argues that this division is equally factual and metaphorical: It addresses spiritual and worldly customs, but also allegories that broaden the connotation and position of faith and secularism in an undetermined manner. Incorporating reviews and critiques of Said will help me present a rounded, unbiased view of his work within my dissertation. In this article,…

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    analysis’. Postcolonial criticism emerged with Edward W. Said’s Orientalism, it acquired the name ‘postcolonialism’ in the late 1980s. It is concerned with historical, political, cultural and textual outcomes of the encounter between the West and East. Initially it aimed at reviewing critically the conditions of colonialism and its aftermath. Postcolonial criticism analyses the relationship between coloniser and colonised, from the initial encounter of the…

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    category of Orientalist discourse, that Edward Said criticizes. Basically on the way travel narratives have described the Middle East and to what extent they were partial to the origins as Easterners. Edward Said states his interest on the Orientalism when he discovered the big difference between the Middle East where he lived and grew and the image of the Middle East in the eyes of the Eastern. Before he used the term of Orientalism in his book Orientalism, it was used generally by…

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    (1990) and The Location of Culture (1994). He, a diasporic person like Edward Said and Gayatri Spivak has popularized postcolonial theory by giving new terms such as, Hybridity, Mimicry, The other, etc. to it. His contribution to postcolonial studies is noteworthy…

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    Both pieces speak of the bias of ethnocentrism from the west in accordance to the middle east. History is seen only by what is contemporary at the time according to the first piece by Abdullah Laroui. Within the second piece by Edward Said he is clarifying about his book over orientalism and the continuation of the same thinking that people see the middle east as a picture that does not move since it is not the same as those who are looking at it. Additionally both pieces remark about the issues…

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    The notion and study of orientalism in the West reached a different understanding from an iconic book called „Orientalism“, written by Edward Said. Nevertheless, contemporary discussions have highlighted various types of orientalism in the Western world, their perception of the „East“ , frailty of epistemological distinction made between "the Orient" and "the Occident“ and have moved way further than Said's description of the phenomenon. The author, Vera Tolz, wrote this book as a study of…

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    Some critics have been fairly harsh with their views on Orientalism, even going so far as to “[accuse] Said of perpetuating the same Eastern stereotypes for which he has faulted the Western imperialist” (“Edward W. Said” 336). Others simply focused on the imperfections in his arguments, stating that they were weak or could have had more impact (336). In his review of Orientalism in 1980, Malcolm H. Kerr states that “Edward Said, a literary critic loaded with talent, has certainly made a splash…

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    Compare & Contrast Essay (Rough Draft) To many people, the word “other” means not this one, but that one; or the alternative one not the same one. It also has a much larger definition that can be more relevant to a person or a place. Different or distinct from the one or ones already mentioned or implied, and a group or a member of a group that is perceived as different, foreign, strange, etc. These last two definitions are more accurate definitions of this study. A compare and a contrast essay…

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